ARIA Charts: Sydney’s Rüfüs Du Sol enjoy their third time in the sun

• Top ten debuts for Elton John, Lana Del Rey, Swedish House Mafia & The Weeknd


Adele holds the #1 spot on the ARIA singles chart for a second week with Easy On Me. Since topping last week’s chart, the comeback single has gone on to hit #1 around the world, including on charts in the UK, US, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore and across Europe. Of the British singer-songwriter’s previous two #1s, Someone Like You spent seven weeks at #1 in 2011, and 2015’s Hello held the top spot for six weeks.

Having been bumped down to third on the chart last week, the highest ranked Australian single this week is previously reigning Stay by The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber at #3. However, coming in second is Elton John and Dua Lipa with Cold Heart (PNAU Remix). While Dua Lipa and Elton John both come from England, the track is remixed by Aussie electro-dance trio PNAU.

The reunited Swedish House Mafia make their first ARIA singles chart entry in almost a decade as they team up with The Weeknd for Moth To A Flame at #8. Splitting in 2013, the trio regrouped in 2018. The new track becomes their first chart entry since Don’t You Worry Child topped the chart in 2012. It’s The Weeknd’s second top ten entry for 2021 after Take My Breath hit #9 in August.

Jason Derulo has returned to the top 50 with his newest track Acapulco coming in at #44. It’s his first track released under Atlantic Records after announcing he had signed with them in March this year. In May 2020, Derulo confirmed that he had left his record contract with Warner Bros. Records due to creative differences. 


Sydney dance trio Rüfüs Du Sol snare their third #1 album on the ARIA charts as they debut in the top spot with Surrender. The group’s fourth studio album comes three years on from Solace, which peaked at #2. It features the single Alive, which has been nominated for Best Dance Release and Best Group at the 2021 ARIA Awards in partnership with YouTube Music. The track On My Knees has debuted on this week’s singles chart at #43. Rüfüs Du Sol previously hit #1 with the albums Atlas in 2013 and Bloom in 2016. Surrender becomes the 14th Australian #1 album on the ARIA Charts in 2021.

ARIA CEO Annabelle Herd said: “Huge congratulations to the amazing Rüfüs Du Sol on scoring their third ARIA #1 album! It’s great to see Rüfüs Du Sol achieving such incredible global success right now and playing to massive US crowds like at Red Rocks last month. Hopefully we will all have the same opportunity to see them here live soon.”

Elton John takes out his highest ARIA albums charts debut in almost 30 years as he hits #2 with the collaborations project The Lockdown Sessions. The legendary singer-songwriter’s first studio album Wonderful Crazy Night becomes his first top ten studio release since 2001’s Songs From The West Coast and the highest debut by a studio album since The One hit #2  in 1992. The Lockdown Sessions includes the single Cold Heart. The album also features work with Gorillaz, Miley Cyrus, Years & Years, Brandi Carlile, Lil Nas X, Stevie Wonder, Eddie Vedder, Stevie Nicks, and many more.

American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey takes out her seventh ARIA top ten album as she debuts at #3 with Blue Banisters. It’s her second album for 2021, coming seven months on from Chemtrails Over The Country Club which hit #2 in March. Announced the month after her previous album was released, Blue Bannisters was originally slated for a 4 July release. Lana Del Rey first hit the top ten with Born To Die in 2012. 

All For One, the debut album from Newcastle rockers The Screaming Jets, re-enters the chart at #4 on the back of a reissue to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Released in April 1991, the album debuted at #3 before peaking at #2 the following week. It was later accredited Gold. All For One included the singles Better, Stop The World, and Shine On.

Synth-pop veterans Duran Duran take out their highest debut in over 35 years as they hit #16 with Future Past. The follow-up to 2015’s Paper Gods is the band’s 15th studio album and includes collaborations with Blur’s Graham Coxon, David Bowie pianist Mike Garson, Japanese band Chai, plus producers Mark Ronson, Erol Alkan, and Giorgio Moroder. Duran Duran haven’t appeared this high on the ARIA albums chart since they released the live album Arena, which hit #8 in December 1984.

After being reissued on vinyl, 2005’s B-Sides & Rarities (Part II) by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds has debuted on the albums chart at #38.

Also debuting on the albums chart this week are Radical by Every Time I Die at #23, Breakin’ Hearts by Hayley Jensen at #25, Sympathy For Life by Parquet Courts at #26, A View From The Top Of The World by Dream Theater at #42, and What A Song Can Do by Lady A at #48.

2021 ARIA Chart Toppers

January 4 24Goldn Mood
January 11 24Goldn Mood
January 18 Olivia Rodrigo Drivers Licence
January 25 Olivia Rodrigo Drivers Licence
February 1 Olivia Rodrigo Drivers Licence
February 8 Olivia Rodrigo Drivers Licence
February 15 Olivia Rodrigo Drivers Licence
February 22 Olivia Rodrigo Drivers Licence
March 1 Glass Animals Heat Waves
March 8 Glass Animals Heat Waves
March 15 Glass Animals Heat Waves
March 22 Glass Animals Heat Waves
March 29 Glass Animals Heat Waves
April 5 Glass Animals Heat Waves
April 12 Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon Peaches
April 19 Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon Peaches
April 26 Lil Nas X Montero (Call Me By Your Name)
May 3 Lil Nas X Montero (Call Me By Your Name)
May 10 The Kid Laroi Without You
May 17 Russ Millions and Tion Wayne Body
May 24 Russ Millions and Tion Wayne Body
May 31 Olivia Rodrigo Good 4 U
June 7 Olivia Rodrigo Good 4 U
June 14 Olivia Rodrigo Good 4 U
June 21 Olivia Rodrigo Good 4 U
June 28 Olivia Rodrigo Good 4 U
July 5 Ed Sheeran Bad Habits
July 12 Ed Sheeran Bad Habits
July 19 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
July 26 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
August 2 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
August 9 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
August 16 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
August 23 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
August 30 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
September 6 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
September 13 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
September 20 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
September 27 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
October 4 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
October 11 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
October 18 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
October 25 Adele Easy On Me
November 1 Adele Easy On Me

January 4 Taylor Swift Evermore
January 11 Taylor Swift Evermore
January 18 Barry Gibb Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers’ Songbook
January 25 Illy The Space Between
February 1 Bluey Bluey The Album
February 8 The Kid Laroi Fuck Love (Savage)
February 15 Foo Fighters Medicine at Midnight
February 22 The Rubens 0202
March 1 Tash Sultana Terra Firma
March 8 Architects For Those That Wish To Exist
March 15 Kings Of Leon When You See Yourself
March 22 Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia
March 29 Justin Bieber Justice
April 5 Skegss Rehearsal
April 12 Justin Bieber Justice
April 19 Taylor Swift Fearless (Taylor’s Version) 
April 26 London Grammar Californian Soil
May 3 Justin Bieber Justice
May 10 Amy Shark Cry Forever
May 17 Amy Shark Cry Forever
May 24 Delta Goodrem Bridge Over Troubled Dreams
May 31 Olivia Rodrigo SOUR
June 7 Olivia Rodrigo SOUR
June 14 Olivia Rodrigo SOUR
June 21 Olivia Rodrigo SOUR
June 28 Olivia Rodrigo SOUR
July 5 Olivia Rodrigo SOUR
July 12 Jimmy Barnes Flesh And Blood
July 19 Olivia Rodrigo SOUR
July 26 Tones and I Welcome to the Madhouse
August 2 The Jungle Giants Love Signs
August 9 Billie Eilish Happier Than Ever
August 16 Billie Eilish Happier Than Ever
August 23 Luke Hemmings When Facing The Things We Turn Away From
August 30 Lorde Solar Power
September 6 Kanye West Donda
September 13 Drake Certified Lover Boy
September 20 Drake Certified Lover Boy
September 27 Lil Nas X MONTERO
October 4 Ruby Fields Been Doin’ It For A Bit
October 11  Drake Certified Lover Boy
October 18 Olivia Rodrigo SOUR
October 25 Coldplay Music Of The Spheres
November 1 Rüfüs Du Sol Surrender

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